NZACA Conference 2020

Save the date: 17-18 November in Wellington. 

This year's annual conference will be held at the TSB Arena in Wellington over two days, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday, 18 November.

The NZACA conference theme is Aged Care in a Pandemic World with a focus on COVID-19. We are pleased to be able to offer our members and the wider sector the chance to regroup, debrief, and share learnings on insights during this COVID-19 pandemic.

At this year’s conference we will be exploring what that future may look like.  The keynote speakers will discuss how we eliminated COVID-19, what kind of leadership we needed and what the future economy may look like. Rest homes are on the frontline when there is an outbreak such as influenza or a SARS virus.

The workshop sessions on Day 1 and Day 2 will explore what we learned, how we are adapting, and how we can be best prepared to respond to any future outbreaks.

We are working on a compelling programme and will provide updates as this comes together. Rawdon Christie is the Master of Ceremonies, and keynote speakers include Professor Michael Baker, Shamubeel Eaqub and Dr Julie Gerrard, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. 

The 2020 conference will include a two day trade exhibition. The  NZACA/EBOS HealthCare Excellence in Care annual awards and NZACA/ASB Gala dinner will again be a highlight of the conference and this year will be held on the evening of the first day.

It has been a hugely challenging few months but our conference in November presents a real opportunity to reunite and share experiences from COVID-19 in managing the pandemic.

All enquiries for delegate and trade registrations as well as sponsorship opportunities should be made to June Murugan, NZACA Events and Marketing Specialist at

The conference is brought to you by the NZ Aged Care Association Education Trust.